Klara (Nee Almaas)

February 23, 1920 – August 19, 2012

It is with great sadness that the family of Klara Lyngen announce her peaceful passing at Burnaby Hospital in Burnaby B.C.

She was born in Singsos, Norway to Eline and Ole Jorgensen Almaas, second youngest in a family of 10 children, being from a musical family and as a young girl she played guitar and sang with her brothers and sisters at community gatherings, still enjoying music and folk songs later in life. She loved to sew and was a very accomplished Scandinavian style knitter, producing lovely patterned sweaters, toques, gloves and ski socks.

Klara married Arnt Lyngen in Norway in 1942 during German occupation, The family relocated to Canada in June 1955 making their home in Enderby, BC. Moving again to Vernon in 1963, they lived there overlooking Swan Lake till her husbands passing in 1998. Then moving to her son’s home in Vancouver to spend her remaining years.

Klara was predeceased by her parents, 8 brothers and sisters, husband Arnt and son Ole. She is survived by brother Erling Almaas of Norway, Sons Egil of Vancouver, Arve (Linda) of Campbell River, BC, 2 grandsons and 3 great grand children, numerous relatives in Canada, United States and Norway.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmom, Klara was a gentle and kind person with a welcoming smile that will be remembered always by family and friends. She will be put to rest with Arnt and Ole at Pleasant Valley cemetery in Vernon, a gathering of family and friends is to be announced at a later date.

Vernon Morning Star

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